Total 7329 patents for "2018-07-26"

SUPERCRITICAL SYNTHETIC Y-GRADE NGL

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207596

Use of a synthetic form of Y-grade natural gas liquids when in a supercritical state for a variety of processes and across numerous industrial applications is described herein. The low viscosity, high density, and tunable solvent properties of synthetic supercritical Y-grade natural gas liquids are useful for example in control of chemical reactions and processes, and/or single or two-phase separations.

REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING OTHER DEVICES USING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210625

Provided is a method of controlling an electronic device by using a remote control device comprising a touch screen, the method including selecting one of a plurality of functions supported by the electronic device via the touch screen, sequentially displaying a plurality of user interfaces, usable for controlling the function selected with an input detected by the touch screen, one-by-one, and controlling the electronic device by using one of the plurality of user interfaces that are sequentially displayed.

POLYPEPTIDES HAVING PULLULANASE ACTIVITY SUITABLE FOR USE IN LIQUEFACTION

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208917

The present invention relates to a variant pullulanase, wherein the pullulanase comprises at least the following combination of substitutions: N368G+N393A+Q431E+L432F+A492A,S+N610R+G624S+T631S+S632C, and optionally further comprises N222P+Q252A+Q256R; wherein the variant has pullulanase activity, and wherein the variants have at least 85%, at least 90%, at least 95%, at least 96%, at least 97%, at least 98%, or at least 99%, but less than 100% sequence identity to the polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 3. Further aspect the present invention relates to a process for liquefying starch-containing material at a temperature above the initial gelatinization temperature using an alpha-amylase and a thermo-stable pullulanase of the invention.

PRIVACY STRIP AND PRIVACY TIP APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209168

A privacy strip covering a middle viewable opening between two boards within privacy fence. The privacy strip is affixed along a backside of a privacy fence and wedged in between the top stringer and the bottom stringer while covering the middle viewable opening. A top privacy tip configured to cover a top viewable opening. A bottom privacy tip configured to cover a bottom viewable opening between two fence boards. A single piece privacy strip configured to cover an entire viewable opening between a first fence board and an adjacent second fence board within an installed privacy fence. The privacy strip, tips, and single piece privacy strip being adjustable in length and allow for attachment onto fence boards or stringers for installation.

Method and Device for Communicating Securely between T-Box Device and ECU Device in Internet of Vehicles System

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212937

The objective of the present disclosure is to provide a method and device for communicating securely between a T-Box device and an ECU device in an Internet of Vehicles system. Specifically, sending, by a T-Box device, a first piece of information to a corresponding ECU device; generating, by the ECU device, a second piece of information; generating, by the T-Box device, a third piece of information; generating, by the T-Box device, a first key; encrypting, by the T-Box device, a to-be-issued instruction based on the first key; generating, by the ECU device, a second key; and decrypting, by the ECU device, the encrypted instruction based on the second key to obtain the instruction. Compared with the prior art, the present disclosure achieves the secure communication between the T-Box device and the ECU device.

Translating Structured Languages to Natural Language Using Domain-Specific Ontology

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210879

Methods, systems, and computer program products for translating structured languages to natural language using domain-specific ontology are provided herein. A computer-implemented method includes determining similarities among multiple natural language query interpretations derived from an input query, determining differences among the multiple natural language query interpretations, and generating natural language descriptions of each of the multiple natural language query interpretations based on analysis of the determined similarities, the determined differences, and the input query. The method also includes producing, for each of the natural language query interpretations, a natural language string that represents one or more unambiguous interpretations of the input query, wherein the producing comprises consolidating the generated natural language descriptions. Further, the method includes outputting each of the produced natural language strings to a user.

METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYDROGEN CHLORIDE

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208465

Provided is a method for producing a hydrogen chloride that is capable of efficiently producing a hydrogen chloride with a simple facility. The hydrogen chloride is produced by a method including causing an inert gas to be in gas-liquid contact with a hydrochloric acid in which a concentration is 20 mass % to 50 mass %, distilling the hydrochloric acid with which the inert gas is in gas-liquid contact in the gas-liquid contact and separating a hydrogen chloride from the hydrochloric acid to obtain a crude hydrogen chloride, dehydrating the crude hydrogen chloride obtained in the separating, and compressing and liquefying the dehydrated crude hydrogen chloride obtained in the dehydrating, and purifying the liquid crude hydrogen chloride by distillation.

Communication Method, Apparatus, and System for Passive Optical Network

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180213307

A communication method, apparatus, and system for a passive optical network (PON). The PON includes an optical line terminal (OLT) and a first optical network unit (ONU), where the method includes communicating, by the OLT, with the first ONU using one downlink wavelength (dx), where the dx is any one of N downlink wavelengths d1 to dN, and communicating, by the OLT, with the first ONU using one uplink wavelength (u0), where the u0 is different from any one of M uplink wavelengths u1 to uM. The N downlink wavelengths d1 to dN and the M uplink wavelengths u1 to uM are wavelength values configured for a second ONU, N and M are both integers greater than or equal to 2, and x is any value from 1 to M. Therefore, complexity and costs of the PON system are reduced.

Dielectric Composition, Dielectric Element, Electronic Component and Multi-Layer Electronic Component

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211780

A dielectric composition, a dielectric element, an electronic component and a multi-layer electronic component are disclosed. In an embodiment the dielectric composition includes a perovskite crystal structure containing at least Bi, Na, Sr and Ti, wherein the dielectric composition includes at least one selected from among La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Yb, Ba, Ca, Mg and Zn, wherein the dielectric composition includes specific particles having a core-shell structure that has at least one core portion including SrTiO 3 and wherein is set to 0.200.70, where is the ratio of the number of specific particles with respect to the total number of particles contained in the dielectric composition.

RESEALABLE PACKING-LIST POUCH

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208379

Methods, systems, and apparatus, including a packing-list-pouch comprising a back sheet and a front sheet attached to a pocket, a protective lip sheet attached to cover a top edge of the front sheet, and a removable release liner attached to an exterior surface of the back sheet via an adhesive coating. The packing-list-pouch may include a flap sheet attached to the protective lip sheet and an adhesive strip configured to fasten a bottom portion of the flap sheet to the front sheet to form a resealable closure over an opening of the pocket and the protective lip sheet.

METHOD FOR CREATING AND DISTRIBUTING VAPOR FOR GAME HUNTING

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180206478

A scent vaporizing and distribution device uses an electric heating element to rapidly vaporize a liquid scent material. An airflow generator is used to create a distribution airflow that distributes the vapor from the device. The airflow generator can be an electric-powered fan or a manually-powered pump or squeezable bladder. The liquid scent material can include a glycol or a water-glycol mixture. A scent material such as liquid or powdered deer urine or a pleasant scent that can be used as a room or automobile or room freshener is mixed with the liquid. The vapor generator can be removable and replaceable such that different scents can be used with a single airflow generator or an empty generator can be replaced.

MAGNIFICATION-PURPOSE EXTERNAL OPTICAL MODULE EXTERNAL TO PORTABLE TERMINAL WITH CAMERA, AND MAGNIFICATION IMAGEING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210323

Provided is a magnification-purpose external optical module external to a portable terminal at which a camera is installed, and a magnification imaging device including the module. An external optical module of the present invention may use an LED and a camera internal to a portable terminal such as a smart phone and thus capture a a high magnification image without a separate lighting source. Furthermore, an external optical module of the present invention does not need to use a separate lighting source because its thickness is implemented to be significantly thin and thus its focal length is designed to be significantly short, and it is possible to sufficiently illuminate a subject with a relatively distant LED in contrast to a thinned thickness.

Mandrel For Composite Part Fabrication And Repair

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207840

In an example, a mandrel for a composite part includes an upper-mandrel portion, a lower-mandrel portion, and a mid-mandrel portion between the upper-mandrel portion and the lower-mandrel portion. The mandrel also includes a cavity and an exterior surface defined by the upper-mandrel portion, the lower-mandrel portion, and the mid-mandrel portion. An actuator is movable in the cavity between a first position and a second position. The exterior surface can support the composite part. A perimeter of the exterior surface has a first length when the actuator is in the first position and the perimeter has a second length when the actuator is in the second position. The first length is greater than the second length such that the mandrel is in an expanded state when the actuator is in the first position and the mandrel is in a contracted state when the actuator is in the second position.

ACTIVE MATRIX SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210306

An active matrix substrate includes an insulating substrate 100 in which light-transmitting areas and a light-shielding area are formed. The active matrix substrate further includes: a light-shielding film 201 formed in the light-shielding area on the insulating substrate 100, with a transparent base material containing carbon particles, the light shielding film being colored with the carbon particles; an inorganic film 202 formed on the light-shielding film; light-transmitting films 204 formed in the light-transmitting areas on the insulating substrate, with a transparent base material containing transparent oxidized carbon particles; gate lines 111 provided on the inorganic film; a gate insulating film 101 provided on the gate lines; thin film transistors 300 provided in matrix on the gate insulating film; and data lines provided on the light-shielding film to intersect with the gate lines. The data lines are electrically connected with the thin film transistors 300.

SMART CONTACT LENS DATA TRANSFER USING LI-FI

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210235

Systems and methods for smart contact lens data transfer using Light Fidelity (Li-Fi) are disclosed. In embodiments, a computer-implemented method, comprises: pairing a smart contact lens with a remote computing device, the smart contact lens including a data receiving device and a light transmitting device; receiving, by the smart contact lens, data from the remote computing device; and transmitting, by the light transmitting device of the smart contact lens, the data to a receiver device through Li-Fi communication between the light transmitting device of the smart contact lens and the receiving device.

ACTIONABLE CONTEXTUALIZED ALERTS WITHIN AN ORDER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211317

The methods and systems described herein can be used for proactively monitoring regulatory compliance within an order management system, and for providing a real-time or near real-time recommendation relating to a subgroup of information containing suspicious attributes of a trade before the trade is executed. As such, market abuse monitoring is integrated with the order management system to provide historical trade data, identify a subgroup of information containing the suspicious attributes, and provide an actionable and contextualized real-time or near real-time recommendation to a compliance officer or other appropriate individual, officer, or office. As such, potential market abuse can be prevented by, for example, a rejection of the trade. By providing proactive surveillance rather than reactive surveillance relating to potential market abuse, fines or other consequences are also prevented. As such, compliance is improved.

MULTI-TURRET HANDLER

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210028

A multi-turret handler adapted to test a plurality of electronic elements is provided. The multi-turret handler includes a main turret and a test turret. The main turret includes a plurality of pickers. The test turret includes a plurality of movable brackets and a test unit. The test unit includes a plurality of lead pushers and a plurality of sockets. The movable brackets are moveable between a first position and a second position. When the movable bracket is in the first position, the pickers respectively pick and place the electronic elements on the movable brackets. When the movable brackets are in the second position, the movable brackets correspond to the sockets, and the lead pushers are respectively inserted into the movable brackets and the sockets to test the electronic elements.

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BIOMETRICALLY AUTHENTICATING A USER USING AUTHENTICATION DATA AND LIVENESS DATA

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211094

Systems and methods for biometrically authenticating a user are disclosed. In one implementation, a biometric authentication system may include a finger scanner for capturing biometric data from a plurality of sections of a finger of a user. The finger may include a distal section, a medial section, and a proximal section. The biometric authentication system may further include one or more processors configured to cause the finger scanner to capture the biometric data from the plurality of sections of the finger of the user. The biometric data may include authentication data and liveness data. The processors may be further configured to access registered authentication data associated with the user, determine whether the captured authentication data matches the authentication biometric data, and determining, using the captured liveness data, whether the finger is a live finger. Additionally, the processors may be configured to authenticate the user after the captured authentication data is determined to match the registered authentication data and after the finger is determined to be a live finger.

ENCODER, ROBOT, AND PRINTER

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180209822

An encoder includes a base portion, a rotation portion that is provided to be rotatable about a rotation axis with respect to the base portion, a mark that is disposed around the rotation axis on the rotation portion, an imaging element that is disposed in the base portion and images the marks, a storage portion that stores a reference image, and a determination portion that performs template matching on the mark imaged by the imaging element by using the reference image, so as to determine a rotation state of the rotation portion with respect to the base portion.

ANEURYSM TREATMENT APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180206852

Aneurysm treatment apparatus includes a steerable catheter assembly having a catheter with a steerable distal end. A pouch is disposed over the distal end of the catheter so as to be in co-axial overlying relationship therewith. A constraining sheath is disposed over a major portion of the pouch and has a proximal sheath portion which is bonded to the catheter. The sheath terminates short of the distal end of the catheter, so as to leave a distal end of the pouch exposed. The steerable catheter can be steered into an aneurysm sac and filler material fed through the catheter in order to fill chamber of the pouch. The pouch will expand from its distal end with filler material and gradually slide off the sheath as it fills the aneurysm sac. The sheath prevents the pouch from expanding proximally, and potentially adversely affecting the filling process.

DETERMINING AN APPLICATION DELIVERY SERVER BASED ON GEO-LOCATION INFORMATION

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212835

A method for web service load balancing may commence with receiving, from a local DNS server, a request for a web service. The local DNS server may be coupled to a web client requesting the web service. The request may include local DNS server information. The method may continue with determining a geographic location of the local DNS server based on the local DNS server information. The method may further include selecting a web server from a plurality of web servers based on the web service. The method may continue with determining a geographic location of the web server and determining that the geographic location of the local DNS server matches the geographic location of the web server. The method may further include selecting the web server based on the match. The method may continue with sending a response to the local DNS server.

METHOD FOR DISPLAYING ON A SCREEN AT LEAST ONE REPRESENTATION OF AN OBJECT, RELATED COMPUTER PROGRAM, ELECTRONIC DISPLAY DEVICE AND APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180213156

This method for displaying at least one representation of an object is implemented by an electronic display device, the method including the acquisition of a plurality of images of the object, wherein the acquired images correspond to different angles of view of the object; the calculation of a perspective model of the object from the plurality of images, and the display of the perspective model in a first mode; the method further including switching to a second mode upon detection of a selection by a user of a point on the model displayed in the first mode, the display of at least one of the acquired images in the second mode, the acquisition of at least one infrared image of the object, and upon the display in the second mode, at least one infrared image from the object is displayed in superimposition, at least partial, of the displayed acquired image.

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LEARNING FROM ENGAGEMENT LEVELS FOR PRESENTING TAILORED INFORMATION

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211285

Aspects of the present disclosure involve a system and method for presenting tailored information based on user engagement level. This engagement level which can be represented by a score in conjunction with a user profile can then be used to identify appropriate information to present to the user. The information presented can include advertisements, articles, and the like which have been learned/identified to trigger the user's interest.

SHEET CONVEYING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180208419

A sheet conveying apparatus includes a cover unit opened and closed with respect to an apparatus body and a guide unit including first and second movable guides respectively movable with respect to the apparatus body. A first conveyance path is formed between the first guide portion and the first movable guide, and a second conveyance path is formed between the second guide portion and the second movable guide. The guide unit is provided with a linking mechanism including an intermediate member for linking the first and second movable guides. The linking mechanism coordinates movements of the first and second movable guides such that the first and second movable guides are respectively moved away from the first and second guide portions along with an opening movement of the cover unit with respect to the apparatus body.

SUBJECT SUPPORT SLINGS INCLUDING VISUAL INDICATORS FOR COUPLING TO LIFT MECHANISMS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180207042

A subject support system includes a sling, a clamp, and a strap coupled to the clamp. The sling includes an outer perimeter extending around and defining a support region of the sling and a visual indicator positioned along the outer perimeter of the sling. The clamp is selectively coupled to the visual indicator. The clamp is repositionable between a closed position, in which the clamp is engaged with the visual indicator, and an open position, in which the clamp is disengaged from the visual indicator. The strap coupled to the clap is configured to couple the clamp to a lift mechanism.

SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING THE LAYOUT AND ABSOLUTE AND RELATIVE POSITIONS OF ELEMENTS IN A DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM AND FOR USE OF THOSE ELEMENTS FOR MEASUREMENT

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180212692

A distributed antenna system including a plurality of remote antenna units, a passive element coupled to at least one of the remote antenna units and an RFID system located proximate the passive element. The RFID system includes processing circuitry and measurement circuitry and the processing circuitry is configured for receiving an interrogation signal and processing the interrogation signal and providing a response. The response includes data associated with a measurement made by the measurement circuitry.

TOUCH PANEL, DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210586

A touch panel, a display device and a driving method thereof are provided. In the touch panel, a transparent conductive layer is arranged on a side of an array substrate away from an opposite substrate. The transparent conductive layer, functioning as a shielding layer, and touch detection electrodes are applied with an identical touch detection signal at a touch stage. A capacitor is formed by the shielding layer and a metal layer below the touch panel, and a change in distance from the touch panel to the metal layer due to deformation of the touch panel pressed by a finger only affects capacitance between the shielding layer and the metal layer and causes a change in the touch detection signal applied to the shielding layer, while capacitances of the touch detection electrodes are not affected. Therefore, the accuracy of touch sensing is effectively improved.

Raised Via for Terminal Connections on Different Planes

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180211912

A method includes forming a metal layer extending into openings of a dielectric layer to contact a first metal pad and a second metal pad, and bonding a bottom terminal of a component device to the metal layer. The metal layer has a first portion directly underlying and bonded to the component device. A raised via is formed on the metal layer, and the metal layer has a second portion directly underlying the raised via. The metal layer is etched to separate the first portion and the second portion of the metal layer from each other. The method further includes coating the raised via and the component device in a dielectric layer, revealing the raised via and a top terminal of the component device, and forming a redistribution line connecting the raised via to the top terminal.

CLEANING MEMBER, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210363

A cleaning member includes a core and an elastic layer that is helically wound around an outer peripheral surface of the core. The elastic layer is divided into three or more elastic layer sections in a width direction, and a width of the elastic layer sections at both ends in the width direction is greater than a width of the one or more elastic layer sections in a central region between the elastic layer sections at both ends in the width direction. Alternatively, the elastic layer is divided into three or more elastic layer sections in the width direction, and a minimum thickness of the elastic layer sections at both ends in the width direction is smaller than a minimum thickness of the one or more elastic layer sections in the central region between the elastic layer sections at both ends in the width direction.

DISCOVERY AND MODELING OF DEPLOYMENT ACTIONS FOR MULTIPLE DEPLOYMENT ENGINE PROVIDERS

Pub Date: 2018-07-26

Pub Number: US20180210708

Provided are techniques for modeling operational units, each operational unit corresponding to an operational workflow and to one or more deployment engines of a plurality of deployment engines; selecting, for each of the plurality of operational units, one of the corresponding deployment engines; ordering the operational units with respect to the operational workflow; grouping the ordered operation units according to the selected deployment engines into deployment engine groupings; mapping output parameters corresponding to a first operational unit that concludes a first deployment engine grouping to input parameters corresponding to a second operational unit that initiates a second deployment engine grouping, inserting between the first operational unit and the second operational unit a transitional operational unit for transitioning between a first deployment engine corresponding to the first deployment engine grouping and a second deployment engine corresponding to the second deployment engine grouping to generate a multi-deployment engine operational workflow.